Forms of Energy

By Katie Reidy

Thermal Energy

The total potential and kinetic energy of the particles in an object.

Two Examples:

Geyser

Lava

Mechanical Energy

The form of energy associated with the position and motion of an object.


Two Examples:

Flying Bird

Moving Water(River)

Electrical Energy

The energy of electrical Charges.


Two Examples:

Light bulb

Toaster

Chemical Energy

Potential Energy stored in the chemical bonds that hold chemical bonds together.


Two Examples:

Wood Burning

Evaporation

Nuclear Energy

Energy stored in the nucleus of an atom.


Two Examples:

Coal

The Sun

Electromagnetic Energy

Energy that travels in waves.


Two Examples:

Sunlight

Microwaves